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Pahang's title win came after a 21-year wait.

Dollah Salleh happy after ending long wait

Pahang's title win came after a 21-year wait.

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The Tok Gajah players were jubilant following the 2013 Malaysia Cup final win, regardless whether they are staying with Pahang or not for the upcoming season.

A visibly happy Dollah Salleh had nothing but praise for his charges, after ending their 21-year wait for the Malaysia Cup title with a 1-0 win over Kelantan on Sunday night.

When met by the media, the Pahang head coach recalled telling his players not to waste the opportunity that they had been given, after barely qualifying to the knockout stage, and his players had proven that they took his reminder to heart with the win.
 
His Kelantan counterpart, Bojan Hodak, meanwhile attributed the loss to the absence of their Nigerian centre-back, Obinna Nwaneri due to suspension.

When asked about his opinion, he responded: "This is my last match with Kelantan, so I wanted to leave on a high, but that's not happening, so I'm slightly upset."
 
He also criticised the refereeing during the match.

In the minute 15th minute, Kelantan was given a penalty after Damion Stewart brought down Dickson Nwakaeme.

But after consulting with the linesman, referee Amir Nagor reversed his decision to give a freekick instead, after the tackle was adjudged to have taken place outside of the penalty box.
 
Hodak was later seen walking into the Pahang dressing room to congratulate their win.
 
Pahang's win came courtesy of man of the match, Azamuddin Akil's assist, and he was understandably in a euphoric mood when met by the media following the match. 
 
He credited his teammates who were able to dominate the game, despite going up against the same team who thrashed them 4-0 in the group stage.
 
He also mentioned the Tok Gajah fans' influence on the team's performance throughout the competition.

"They stuck with us loyally even after defeats, they followed us to away matches, they never stop singing," Azamuddin said.

"This is their cup as much as it is ours."
 
When asked about his future, he said that his contract is going to run out at the end of the year, and he will enter into a new contract negotiation with Pahang, and he admits that he is looking forward to continue playing with his home state team.
 
Pahang skipper, 37-year-old Jalaluddin Jaafar was also happy to have lead his team to victory, in what could possibly be the last match of his career.

He said he could be retiring after this, but to a certain extent it also depends on the Pahang Football Association's plans for the team next season.

It was Jalal's pass to Azamuddin that then led to Azamuddin's assist to Conte who scored in the 59th minute.

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